Visiting Policies & Hours


ATTENTION
ALL VISITORS

Effective June 22, 2020

Only one visitor per day during 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. May not have multiple visitors during the posted visiting hours. The visitor must be the same designated visitor for the duration of the hospital stay. No changing will be allowed. Visitors will be screened upon entrance to the facility and must adhere to the guidelines. ALL visitors must wear a mask.

Inpatient (Med Surg, MICU, PCU)
One visitor to remain in the room with appropriate PPE . Must be the same visitor during the duration of the stay.

OB
One visitor to remain in the room with appropriate PPE. Must be the same visitor during the duration of the stay. Visitor may stay for the duration of the hospital stay.

Peds
One visitor to remain in room with appropriate PPE. Visitors may alternate between parents. Visitors may stay for the duration of the hospital stay.

Surgery
Outpatient – visitor to remain in room with appropriate PPE. If no room available, the visitor will be asked to wait for a room outside the facility. Once a room is available and patient has returned from procedure, the visitor will be notified and can come in with appropriate PPE. There will be NO waiting in the Surgery Waiting Room or the hospital lobby.

Inpatient – One visitor to remain in room with appropriate PPE. If procedure is after the posted visiting hours, the visitor may wait in room for one hour after patient returns.

COVID Areas
No visitors

ED
One visitor to remain with individual in the ED Room. If no room is available, the visitor will be asked to wait outside. No visitors allowed in the ED Lobby. When patient is called back, visitor will be notified and allowed to enter room with appropriate PPE. If patient is admitted, the visitor must adhere to the inpatient visitor guidelines.

Exception
End of life or other special circumstances – must be cleared through Administration before proceeding.

This policy is subject to change.

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